LIVE SOUND & EVENTS TECHNOLOGY

LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN THE CREATIVE MUSIC INDUSTRY (LIVE EVENTS)
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COVID-19 has increased the demand for cutting edge music industry tech skills. While some have obtained formal training, many have learnt by trial and error and therefore require the tech knowledge and skills required to produce Hybrid (Virtual + In-Person) events. In addition to this, some operators are desirous of improving and upgrading their skills in line with international best practices. This programme is designed to satisfy the demand of both types of participants.

At the end of this course, learners should:

  • Demonstrate how to set up, use and dismantle a performance-level PA system, without assistance.
  • Manage and host  live streams, interacting in real time with viewers.
  • Plan and implement a logistics strategy for an event.
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COURSE MODULES:

MODULE 1: PRACTICAL SOUND REINFORCEMENT

This unit aims to provide learners with skills to set up and use a performance PA system, setting up and sound checking an ensemble in a performance environment. The purpose of the unit is to develop learners’ skills in using performance PA systems in a live venue, focusing on the planning, technical aspects, timeframe and communicational skills involved in using the equipment with an ensemble or band. Content covered include: Connectors and Cable Design, Microphone Theory and Techniques, Mixing Console Design and Operation, Audio Processing Tools and Techniques, Speakers and Cabinets, Selecting and Using Amplifiers, IP Audio and Networking, Set Up and Operation of Front of House and Monitor Systems, Live Mixing Techniques and 2 Track Live Recording.

MODULE 2: LIVE STREAMING

This unit will develop learners’ ability to create content and stream it live to an audience. Learners will evaluate their product and establish its place in the market — selecting appropriate streaming platforms and media channels , creating original content, and promoting their live stream to its target audience. Learners will also develop skills in communicating with an audience in real time. Content covered include: Livestreaming planning and conceptualization, cameras, the hardware, software and platforms, copyright issues and post event analysis.

MODULE 2: LIVE EVENT LOGISTICS

This unit will enhance learners’ ability to develop and implement a logistics plan for a live event. Content covered include: the nature and scale of the event, logistical planning and infrastructure, budgets, timeline for events, health, safety and legal issues.

Each student that completes our training and ALL assignments ON-TIME receive a Certificate of Completion from our institution. Additionally, this course is linked to the Level 3 Certificate in the Creative Music Industry (Live Events)- Awarded by RSL Awards in the United Kingdom (UK).

RSL Awards is an awarding body specializing in the creative industries- designing qualifications which are relevant and reflective of today’s creative sector. RSL qualifications are fully regulated by every UK regulatory body and carry UCAS Points which can be used to gain entry into UK university programmes.

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Next Start Date: Thu 8th September, 2022

Meeting Times: TBA

Cost: $425 USD/ $2600 TTD (100TTD Discount for Full Payment at Registration)

Hardware Requirements: All participants MUST have access to a reliable internet service for private study. For those outside of Trinidad and Tobago, you must have access to live sound and live streaming facilities in your jurisdiction to complete your practical assessments.

Software Requirements: None

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MEET YOUR LECTURERS

Darrell Bereaux
Darrell BereauxLead Instructor, Audio Education
A graduate of FullSail University with a major in Recording Arts and Entertainment Business Mr Darrell Bereaux’s career spans some over 15 years in the Recording Industry. Owning his own recording Facility BEX Audio, he has worked numerous artists both locally and internationally. Mentoring young artists, audio engineers and producers he is known for his work with the youth constantly engaging and opening his facility to mentor and share his knowledge with the next generation of creatives.

A former Audio Technician for the Lord Kitchener Auditorium at NAPA, and the Senior Audio Technician for SAPA, he was able to expand his skill set to include live audio engineering and theatrical sound effects design.

Leveraging these skilled he has opened his own company BEXtronics, a company focused on sound, offering services of sound proofing, to recording studio design and construction, to professional audio installation to name a few.

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  • Ultra Modern Facilities
  • Guest Lectures
  • Access to Audio Journals & Magazines
  • Special Workshops & Seminars
  • Recording Opportunities
  • Recording Studio Experience
  • Access to Internships and Practical Opportunities
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A Closer Look at What You Will Learn

At the end of this unit, participants will: outline the livestreaming processes with special emphasis on encoding and the streaming server on the provider end and distribution platforms, networks and apps on the end of the user.

At the end of this unit, participants will: explain the uses of the various audio cables, use Direct Injection Boxes, assess the significance of impedance and how it relates to balanced and unbalanced cables, demonstrate safe practices in using soldering iron: observing temperature, make balanced and unbalanced cables- XLRF-XLRM, TRS-XLR, TS-TS etc.

At the end of this unit, participants will: understand the various types of microphones- Dynamic, Condenser and Ribbon, explain the directional and frequency characteristics of each type of microphone- Polar Patterns- Cardiod, Figure Eight and Omnidirectional, apply phantom power to relevant microphones, examine the proximity effect, apply different miking techniques.

At the end of this unit, participants will: evaluate the features and operating procedures of different types of Mixing Consoles- Analog, Digital and Powered, explain signal flow and each control on the channel strip, follow the proper procedures to connect and power on/off the Mixing Console.
At the end of this unit, participants will:

  • Examine the function and operation of EQ and various filters.
  • Apply dynamic processing tools to recorded music- Compressors, Limiters, Noise Gates, and Expanders.
  • Use Reverb, Delay and Echo on Musical Productions.
  • Interface external effects units with the Mixing Console.
At the end of this unit, participants should: explain live event management techniques, with emphasis on scheduling and safety
At the end of this unit, participants will: explore the event budgets and timelines as well as legal issues.
At the End of this unit, Participants will: select and Set-up the components of a Public Address/ Sound Reinforcement System, perform a basic line and sound check, identify and Explain the different types and designs of Monitors, set up and Place Monitors in the designated areas and collaborate with Artists, Musicians and Venue.
At the End of this unit, Participants will: Manipulate sound levels, demonstrate feedback minimization procedures, apply EQ to FOH and Monitor Systems and prepare and Trigger Sound Ques in theatrical performances.
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FAQs

This course is open to everyone with an interest in the commercial aspects of the international music industry. There are no other formal academic requirements for entry!

Yes! All participants completing the programme and ALL coursework assignments ON-TIME receive a Certificate of Completion from DianJen. This programme is also liked to the Level 3 Certificate in the Creative Music Industry (Live Events) awarded by RSL Awards in the UK.

Yes! You receive a $15USD ($100TTD) discount for full payment at registration. However, you can choose to make a downpayment of $250USD ($1500) and 2 payments of $88 USD ($550 TTD) each ! (See Tuition Fees & Payment Plan section)

Each student that completes our training and ALL assignments ON-TIME receive a Certificate of Completion from our institution and is entered for the Level 3 Award in the Creative Music Industry (Entrepreneurship). Additionally, this course is linked to the Level 3 Certificate in the Creative Music Industry (Live Events)- Awarded by RSL Awards in the United Kingdom (UK).

RSL Awards is an awarding body specializing in the creative industries- designing qualifications which are relevant and reflective of today’s creative sector. RSL qualifications are fully regulated by every UK regulatory body and carry UCAS Points which can be used to gain entry into UK university programmes.

We are always happy to point our students towards internship and job opportunities as they arise. However, we cannot guarantee that such opportunities will be available!
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Tuition Fees & Payment Plans

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$425USD|$2500TTDFull Payment at Registration
  • Full Course Tuition & RSL Awards Certification
  • DianJen Certificate of Completion